Application Information

Application Information

NEW! Apply online

For questions about The San Francisco Semester, please contact  Conservatory Associate Vanessa Flores at or call 415.439.2426

San Francisco Semester applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications are now open for Spring 2018.


Who is eligible?

  • Theater majors in their junior or senior year
  • Theater minors and second-term sophomores with special recommendations from theater faculty 
  • Recent college graduates with an A.A., B.A. or B.F.A. degree (within the last 3 years) with a theater major or minor
  • International students 



  • A GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Evidence of health insurance



Dates and Deadlines:

Spring 2018

Early bird admission deadline: October 15, 2017
For most serious consideration, apply by: December 1, 2017

Fall 2018

Early bird admission deadline: March 16, 2018
For most serious consideration, apply by: May 14, 2018


Application fee: $50
Tuition: $15,000 
Housing: $5,000–7,500 (Please contact the conservatory office at 415.439.2426 for housing suggestions and information.)
Additional fees: Cultural Landscapes course ($400) and library fee ($25)


Financial Aid

A.C.T. offers a limited number of scholarships to students enrolled in the San Francisco Semester. While no federal or state aid—such as a Pell Grant or a Stafford Loan—is available, A.C.T. can work with your current/home college to develop a consortium agreement if you are eligible.

Students applying for an A.C.T. scholarship must complete their enrollment application package and submit an online 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (available at by October 15, 2017 for the Spring 2018 Semester. Private educational loans are also available if you qualify.  

If you have any questions, please contact A.C.T.'s financial aid office at 415.439.2411 or email

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